Kids (ages 5-15) can enjoy closed course street bike racing along East Atlanta streets that comprise the city block around the north end of Brownwood Park. One lap around the course is approximately a half mile long.
Youth races are divided into three age groups:
5-7 9:45 am (1 lap)
8-11 10:15 am (1 lap)
12-15 10:45 am (2 laps)
Kids can also participate in a Bike Safety Rodeo comprised of 10 stations that teach and then test bike agility skills and safe cycling knowledge. The bike rodeo is sited on the park’s tennis court, and runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
All Kids Race Free! And all kids must be registered to participate. Parent permission for both bike races and the bike rodeo is required. (No exceptions!) Parents may pre-register children online via active.com until 5 pm on September 20, or via paper registration forms, which are available at Brownwood Recreation Center prior to and on the event day, September 21, 2019.
KIDS: Do not show up on rally day without a registration form signed by your parent or legal guardian. We love you, but we will not allow you to race.
Bikes and helmets in good working order are required. Don’t have one or the other? That’s OK! We have plenty. Kids may bring their own bikes and helmets, and/ or borrow either from the Kids Club, which owns many bikes and helmets of all sizes. In either case, after checking in at the Race Registration tent (where you receive your racer bib and wrist band), youth should report to our Bike & Helmet Check-In Station. Our event staff will check to make sure your bike is road-ready and that your helmet fits appropriately. If not, we can lend you one of our bikes and/or helmets to use for both racing and the bike rodeo.
Prizes and awards including ribbons, medals and trophies will be given in all age categories for both bike racing and the bike rodeo. Youth in each age group will compete in one heat, and heat winners finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will receive ribbons at the end of their race heat. At about 12pm, after all final race times are tallied, youth with the fastest times across all heats in their age group will receive medals and trophies.
Youth 16 and 17 years old may compete in the Adult Fun Race and the Adult Crit-Cross races, according to their skill level.
Course for Kids’ Bike Races
The youth races begin and end in the parking lot of Brownwood Recreation Center. From the parking lot, the fourcorner ,block-style course runs left onto Brownwood Ave, left on Pendleton Street, left on Gresham, left on Portland and left back to Brownwood Ave. The course has a small uphill grade on the back side and some speed bumps. The entire course is asphalt.
Bike Safety Rodeo
Kids (5 to 15 years old) can participate in a Bike Safety Rodeo comprised of 10 stations that teach and then test bike agility skills and safe cycling knowledge. Each station is worth 10 points, for a total possible score of 100. Kids will receive their scores and prizes upon exiting the rodeo arena.
The bike rodeo is sited on the park’s tennis court, and runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Kids may bring their own bikes and helmets, or borrow either from the Kids Club, which owns many bikes and helmets of all sizes. In either case, youth should report to our Bike & Helmet Check-In Station after checking in at the Race Registration tent. Our event staff will check to make sure your bike is road-ready and that your helmet fits appropriately. If not, we can lend you one of our bikes and/or helmets to use for both racing and the bike rodeo.
Adult Racing & CX
Adults (16 years old & up) of all skill levels can enjoy two different kinds of cycling competitions.
The Fun Race is for all comers, on all styles of bikes (even unicycles and tandem bikes). It is a closed course ‘criterium’ style race that runs on the East Atlanta streets that comprise the city block around the north end of Brownwood Park. Most people race to win, but we always have folks who compete just for the sheer fun and spectacle of it.
Amping things up a bit, the bike rally also features two Crit-CX contests for beginner and more experienced cyclists. This hybrid blend of road and cyclocross-style competition takes
place on a closed loop, 1-mile course that covers both streets and dirt trails in and around Brownwood Park. The “B” event is for beginners, and lasts 25 minutes. The “A” event is for intermediate and advanced cyclists, and lasts 40 minutes.
Adult Competition Details & Rules
Adult Fun Race ($10)
No restrictions on types of bikes, tires or wheels. All styles of bikes are accepted (Road, Mountain, Commuter, Track, Tandem, Unicycle, Recumbent, Strange+Weird!) The course begins and ends in the Brownwood Park parking lot, and goes around the block twice, counter-clockwise. The road does have speed humps so please use appropriate wheels. Entire course is asphalt.
Crit-CX Course Info
Crit-CX is a combination of bicycle criterium and cyclo-cross. Half of the course is on the road, and the other half is on the grass. Riders head south on Brownwood Avenue and turn left onto Pendleton. The ride continues at a brisk pace along the closed neighborhood streets around the park, and then riders bomb down the grassy embankment of Brownwood Park where they take on dirt (or mud), grass, sand, and barriers. This event is lots of fun to ride and to watch!
Crit-CX Contests ($25)
Group A: Intermediate & Advanced
Recommended for Men and Women meeting USA Cycling Road Category & Cyclocross Categories 1/2/3/4 and MTB Categories standards - recommended but not required.
Group B: Beginner
Open to Men and Women beginners and cyclocross novices wanting to try some criterium/cross style fun!
Cash & other cool prizes for all groups! Standard mass start format rules apply. CycloCross (CX) bikes or road bikes with a durable tread are preferred. MTB is ok but a bit slow. You do not need a USA Cycling [USCF or NORBA] license to compete.
Cbeyond broadened its support of Kids Club this fall to benefit Brownwood
Park and the entire community.
U.S. Micro Corporation has been a great friend to Kids Club for the past
three years, providing us with computer and networking equipment, financial support and most recently, the gift of a much-needed school bus.